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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
typical nitro can thin taste at the start. rich roasted taste. A fine, passable stout, but not thick enough for my stout tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Has a nice roastiness, perhaps more roasty than Guiness, but rendered almost completely lifeless by the nitro tap.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultralite3399 (18) - USA - MAR 24, 2002
itís black but it aint guiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - MAR 19, 2002
Not bad, but at about the same price for Guinness thereís no contest.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2002
Very nice drink. I prefer it to draught guinness, as it is slightly sweeter.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
johngsutton99 (6) - Leyland Preston, - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
Now then I say that this is a sweet and tto soft and soppy version of the Dark Stout. Stop the slurping of the malty mess that is the very heart of this OKish brew and go swallow a gallon of Guinness. It is not bad if the real brew isnít available BUT if given a choice, men like the real deal. OK for the half pint lipstick and tight knicker elastic brigade but no use for a real ball swelling, gut filling, piss up. Get real GET GUINNESS. Tell them John and Grumbles sent you.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Choosing between this and Guinness is a coin toss. Theyíre not exactly the same, but close enough that Iíd probably just alternate between the two. Nice texture, without being syrupy, same cocoa/coffee notes as Guiness, perhaps a bit milder. Some day Iíll have to try them back to back.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
On tap. I expected something thicker, creamier, and more flavourful from the wonderful appearance and head. Nice and dry, but too watery. Iíll have to go against the status quo and vote this over Guiness. Both are too watery, but this isnít as bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2002
I enjoy this beer more than guiness, but still not a great great stout.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
May have gotten a bad can. Very disappointed. Pales in comparison to Guiness. Lacking taste and body. My friends love this beer.


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